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  • 28 Jun 2013

    Call the Doula!

    National interest in childbirth has recently become a major phenomenon, with more than 9 million weekly viewings of “Call the Midwife” and 5 million watching “One born every minute”. The national birth rate has reached its highest level since 1971, at 688,120 births in England in 2011 and a further rise in 2012. […] more

  • 27 Jun 2013

    5 of the best organic kids’ shampoo

    Washing your children’s hair is, no doubt, a regular occurrence. Some may even enjoy a daily bath! Regular exposure to the toxic chemicals in most shampoos could prove harmful if used long term, with hormone disrupting chemicals and known carcinogens featuring uncomfortably often. We made the switch to organic products when my eldest child was born in an effort to limit our exposure to unnecessary chemicals and, along the way, we’ve tried a number of kids’ shampoos. […] more

  • 23 Jun 2013

    Freebirth

    Freebirth, more commonly known as Unassisted Childbirth (or simply, UC), is the medically unassisted birthing of a baby. Though it is relatively rare in the UK, with only a handful of official cases each year, women becoming increasingly disillusioned with the services provided by westernised medical establishments are choosing to birth their babies alone. […] more

  • 18 Jun 2013

    5 of the best: organic nappy creams

    Over the years, I’ve sampled countless natural and organic nappy creams for my daughters. There are so many to choose from, it can be hard to know which to go for and what each cream can provide. So, I’ve selected my top 5 natural nappy creams that also have the added benefit of being cloth nappy friendly. […] more

  • 15 Jun 2013

    Essential Oils for Labour

    Preparing a ‘tool kit’ for your labour and birth can be a good way to address hopes, fears and dreams before the event. Facing some of the things you are feeling concerned about – feeling out of control, for instance, or painful contractions – enables you to think about what might support you beforehand. […] more

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